The fates of Ukraine and Belarus are "intertwined," says Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, the leader of Belarus's opposition, now living in exile. Tsikhanouskaya's movement is willing a Ukrainian victory against Russia, but President Zelenskyy has refused to meet her. Why is Kyiv reluctant to offer its support in return?
After a disputed election in 2020 that triggered huge protests – and in which the Kremlin-backed incumbent, President Alexander Lukashenko, claimed victory with 80% of the vote – Tsikhanouskaya fled to Lithuania. She joins CZ's Tim Sebastian down the line from Vilnius.
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